I wanted to share with you this fairly easy vintage beverage coaster project that makes a perfect summertime accessory for your home. Make a bunch ahead of time and you will always have last-minute hostess gifts on hand.
Begin by printing selecting the images you want from Alpha Stamps Collage Sheets and placing them into 4″ x 4″ squares in a page layout program such as Adobe InDesign. I used these really cute Victorian Seaside Children Images.
Print the images onto Lazertran Waterslide Decal Paper. Cut The paper into 4″ x 4″ squares. Soak the squares for a few minutes in a bowl of water.
While the images are soaking, use a clean rag to rub turpentine over the top of the tiles.
Remove one image from the water and carefully the protective back off the image, while sliding the image onto the tile. Repeat for each of the images.
Soak your clean rag with more turpentine and dab–do not rub–over the top of the images. Repeat this process a few times as the image dries. This will fuse the image to the tile and make the white parts of the decal disappear into the stone.
After the tiles fully dry, spray them with three to four coats of spray matte polyurethane sealer.
That’s it. All you have to do now is adhere felt feet to the bottom of the coasters to prevent the tiles from scratching other surfaces.